Bra Review – Bravissimo Paradiso Plume

February 6, 2013

Earlier this week saw the introduction of some gorgeous new bras for the early spring season at Bravissimo.  New on the block, own brand bra Paradiso Plume had me smitten the moment I saw it online.  I was tempted to place an order from the website but I decided I couldn’t wait and made the trek up to Newcastle today; Eldon Garden bound to Bravissimo.

If you’ve not yet seen Paradiso Plume, get ready for a juicy feast for the eyes!  It’s tropical jambalaya is a vibrant and intoxicating explosion of feathers in heady blooms of fuchsia and peacock blues.  This beauty looked stunning on the Bravissimo model and the lofty half cup balcony shape sold it to me.  Sadly – and I’m truly dispirited to say this – it didn’t work for me in the slightest, teensiest bit.  Gutted.

I’m pretty!  Oh so pretty!
I tried on the 28H which is my most worn size.  The band fastened up fine and felt snug.  Beyond that, I just don’t think this style was made for me.  Firstly, the cups were not sufficient in size; the central gore sat away from my chest bone, in fact, the whole front of the bra seemed to sit away from me.  I also had bulging over the top of my left (larger) side.  I felt as if I needed at least a HH.

Looks kinda okay… except the wide straps and cups!
See the bulging on the left cup?

The bra shape was just far too broad for me; the straps were not only ridiculously far off my shoulders but they were disappearing into my armpits!  If I increased anything this fit would be made even worse, if it could be worse.
The straps are disappearing into my armpits
I look like I’m wearing a backpack on my shoulders!

 I’m quite relieved I did come to try this bra on as opposed to ordering it on a whim as it’s not a great design at all.  Now, my boobs are close set and bottom heavy, I’m thinking this bra may better suit wide set and full up top boobs.  If this is you, Paradiso Plume could look fantastic on you.  I’m just miffed it’s a no-go for me.

What do you think of the style and pattern of the Paradiso Plume?  Do you think it would suit you better?  I would love to hear how you got on if you’ve tried it too.

Becky x


  1. voluptuouslythin

    February 7, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    I’m curious to see how this bra would look in the right size, but I’m sure it wouldn’t do much to help the ridiculously wide setting of the straps. I don’t understand why brands are doing this, it doesn’t particularly aide in supporting breasts. I’m more for moulded cups so I would never personally try this bra, but I do like seeing other women with breasts close to my shape/type try bras that I either wouldn’t fit in or wouldn’t try. It is a pretty bra though. The colors look great on your skintone.

  2. Becky Boudoir

    February 7, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    The only other size I could have tried would have been a 28HH. I should have put it on just to show how bad that would have fitted like too! I do like unpadded bras these days and I honestly thought this one was going to be great. Just shows that you should always try on bras when you can because you can’t expect all shapes to fit.

    Becky x

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